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America’s only Clovis skeleton genome offers clues to Native American ancestry (Update)

Nearly 13,000 years ago, a baby boy died in what is Montana today. Mourners stained his tiny body with red ochre and entombed him with artefacts that had likely been in his family for generations. After lying undisturbed for millennia, … Continue reading

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Americas’ Natives Have European Roots – Scientific American

The 24,000-year-old remains of a young boy from the Siberian village of Mal’ta have added a new root to the family tree of indigenous Americans. While some of the New World’s native ancestry clearly traces back to east Asia, the … Continue reading

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Poles discovered an over 8 thousand years old grain storage in Turkey | News | Science & Scholarship in Poland

The largest so far known in the Middle East amount of grain of the Neolithic period in a perfect state of preservation has been discovered by Polish archaeologists in Çatalhöyük, a famous archaeological site in Turkey.Çatalhöyük is one of the … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: Great Kiva, Chimney Rock National Monument, Colorado

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Photo of the Day: Hilltop Ruin, Grand Canyon National Park

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Oldest Bog Body – Archaeology Magazine

Oldest Bog Body – Archaeology Magazine.

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Photo of the Day: Moab Rock Art

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Prehistoric humans not wiped out by comet, say researchers

Comet explosions did not end the prehistoric human culture, known as Clovis, in North America 13,000 years ago, according to research published in the journal Geophysical Monograph Series. Researchers from Royal Holloway university, together with Sandia National Laboratories and 13 … Continue reading

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Aztec Conquest Altered Genetics among Early Mexico Inhabitants

AUSTIN, Texas — For centuries, the fate of the original Otomí inhabitants of Xaltocan, the capital of a pre-Aztec Mexican city-state, has remained unknown. Researchers have long wondered whether they assimilated with the Aztecs or abandoned the town altogether. According … Continue reading

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Remains of Richard III appear to have been found

IN the next couple of weeks, there will be a plate of hat-shaped biscuits in front of archaeologist Richard Buckley. Late last year, he was standing in the car park of the Leicester City Council social services unit in a … Continue reading

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Colosseum cleaning yields old frescos/graffiti

ROME —A long-delayed restoration of the Colosseum’s only intact internal passageway has yielded ancient traces of red, black, green and blue frescoes — as well as graffiti and drawings of phallic symbols — indicating that the arena where gladiators fought … Continue reading

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The Gladiator Tomb

AArrrghh… it’s just maddening! In 2008 archaeologists discover the 2nd century tomb of a wealthy senator, distinguished consul, and highly decorated battle-hardened general who led 20 years worth of Roman military campaigns for Emperor Marcus Aurelius against the Germanic tribes. … Continue reading

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Archaeology of the ‘heroic age’ of Antarctic exploration

A National Science Foundation-funded research team working on the slopes of the world’s southernmost active volcano appears to have found the remains of a camp used by explorers of the so-called “Heroic Age” of Antarctic exploration, a century after the … Continue reading

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Cheese making in Northern Europe in the 6th millennium BC

Chemical analysis reveals first cheese making in Northern Europe in the 6th millennium BCThe first unequivocal evidence that humans in prehistoric Northern Europe made cheese more than 7,000 years ago is described in research by an international team of scientists, … Continue reading

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Prehistoric artists left mysterious marks | Reno Gazette-Journal | rgj.com

There’s a mystery to be solved in the Great Basin Desert. The clues date back thousands of years and are found in the form of petroglyphs and pictographs — rock art left by people living on the shores of Lake … Continue reading

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